Duchess Meghan wore a $4700 Armani gown & Diana’s bracelet for the Oprah interview

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It’s difficult to even describe the impact Princess Diana’s Panorama interview had on everything cultural at that moment. I remember Diana’s heavy eye makeup, her simple blazer, the simple staging of the interview. This was not a princess trapped in a castle, it was a grown woman who found her voice the hard way, and it was also a woman who instinctively understood imagery and PR. Well, what has her son and daughter-in-law learned from that iconic interview? Were there any throwbacks to Diana’s Panorama interview? Not that many on a visual level. Instead, Meghan leaned into her post-royal style, as I like to think of it. As soon as Meghan was done with salty racist fools, she began glamming it up, wearing more makeup, and pulling out some of her favorite designer labels. In the Oprah interview, Meghan wears a $4,700 black Armani gown. Her hair is in her favorite center part (in a bun). But she did wear something of Diana’s.

Meghan Markle wore a special piece of jewelry for her upcoming sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. During a preview for Meghan and Prince Harry’s interview with Winfrey, airing March 7 on CBS, the Duchess of Sussex is seen wearing a bracelet that belonged to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana — the same bracelet that was used to help craft Meghan’s engagement ring.

When designing her ring, Harry took two stones from his late mother’s bracelet to include in Meghan’s three-stone ring. The couple wanted Meghan, who is expecting her second child, to wear the bracelet during the interview so Diana could be with them, PEOPLE has learned.

For the wide-ranging, much-anticipated chat with Winfrey, Meghan also wears earrings by Canadian brand Birks, a necklace by British designer Pippa Small and an Armani dress decorated with a lotus flower, which also has special meaning.

“The lotus flower’s daily resurrection is certainly interesting, and surely symbolic of revival. (This makes it the perfect gift for anyone recovering from injury or a traumatic experience.) But the flower also has a fascinating will to live. A lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later,” according to Town & Country.

“With such refusal to accept defeat, it’s almost impossible not to associate this flower with unwavering faith. Although cultures have largely dubbed the lotus as a spiritual figurehead, it is most emblematic of the faith within ourselves. It is particularly what the Buddhist proverb, aims to edify; living life with unwavering faith, as the lotus does, ensures the most beautiful revivals.”

[From People]

I didn’t even catch that the white blobs on Meghan’s dress were lotus flowers. Okay. And that’s nice about Diana’s Cartier bracelet too. I get the feeling that Harry ended up getting a lot of Diana’s personal (non-Royal Collection) jewelry and he’s been giving those pieces to Meghan throughout the course of their relationship. *sob* As for the Armani dress… I like that she’s just doing whatever she wants sartorially at this point. That being said… I do wonder about this dress visually throughout the interview. This interview might have been a moment for a “spring color” because they survived the winter, they survived the pandemic, they survived their escape from the Windsors, and so now it can be about “rebirth.” This particular Armani has more of a chic funeral vibe.

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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts as she arrives to visit Canada House, in London on January 7, 2020, in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.

Photos courtesy of CBS.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    Yeah, she usually looks much better in her zoom videos. This is very matronly, and I really don’t like the middle part.

    • Xoxo says:

      True, but maybe it’s what comfortable on her pregnant body right now.

      • Susie Whittenberger says:

        That’s what I was going to say! maybe it’s not something that she would wear to an interview IF she wasn’t pregnant…

      • Tanguerita says:

        Sure, it probably is. All I am saying is that there are plenty of beautiful maternity dresses out there that don’t look like you just went to the fancy funeral. But Meghan’s fashion is generally not my cup of tea.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        I think the color of the dress is indicative of the gravitas of the topics they will be discussing during the course of the interview.

        The press nearly killed her. The trauma is still fresh, because the media attacks and the BRF’s attacks on them are ongoing. I’d be wearing black to an Oprah interview too if I had gone through what H&M did.

        I thought it interesting, one of my friends commented about chess pieces, and that “the BRF thought she was a Black Pawn; Her Maj the White Queen never reckoned on a Black Queen.”

        Checkmate, Betty.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        If she is talking about sensitive subjects, it’s no wonder she’d want to wear something that makes her feel strong and protected. With the color and the fabric, you can’t see the details of her body, and it seems very defensive and protective. I don’t blame her.

        I think if she would have worn something bright and cheerful, it would come across as inappropriate. I think they are taking the interview and the issues seriously.

    • GraceB says:

      How can they even tell they’re lotus flowers? It looks like a boring black dress with giant bird poop splatted on her shoulder. Just look at the close up photo and tell me I’m wrong? Still, I’m sure the focus will be more on what they say than what Meghan is wearing.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Oh my God, you are spot on. That’s all I can see now.

      • Lorelei says:

        @GraceB that was exactly my reaction! Lotus flowers are beautiful, I love them, and if they had been well done on this dress, it would be another story. But no one even knew about the lotus until we were told because they just look like bird poop plopped onto her. It’s a shame because it could have been very beautiful and meaningful, but the vast majority of people who see it will just think it’s weird-looking embroidery.

        I do love that she’s wearing Diana’s bracelet. The jeweler Me + Ro in NYC is well known for their lotus collection and I have a couple of the necklaces & pendants. I wish she’d worn something more like one of these instead of the necklace she chose, but oh well! *She’s* happy with how she looked, (and of course overall she looks gorgeous!) and that’s all that matters.

        https://www.meandrojewelry.com/search?q=lotus*&type=product

      • Jules says:

        lol this is what I see too

      • Mac says:

        People is really working the heck out of that dress. Those are not lotus flowers and not everything has to be symbolic. Sometimes a dress is just a dress.

      • BABSORIG says:

        I think it depends on what you want to see. As they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Some will visualize big bird poop while others a beautiful woman wearing a black gown with lotus flower embroidery, to each their own. Chest la viè.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @lorelei
        Meghan’s necklace appears to have three separate pendants- I wonder if they are each for one baby? If that’s the case, I think it is lovely.

      • kelleybelle says:

        You sound like the bitter half-sister here. Nice. Complete with the juvenile mentality.

      • Kaykay says:

        I didn’t like her dress either.
        But she looks beautiful.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I thought it was dripping paint blobs, but bird poop is all I see now…

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Kelley
        We all like Meghan. We’re all happy for her. I’m a major defender, but even I can say her styling here blows. Doesn’t mean any of us should be called her bitter half sister Sammy.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Hmmmmmm…..such a Rorschach Test take!

      • kelleybelle says:

        @Wiglet Watcher … blows? Some of you sound like childish teens, much like a certain M*arkle is all. I like the dress, not her best. But “bird poop” and blows? No thanks. I was reminded of Sam making fun of Meghan’s coat of arms way back.

      • 2cents says:

        Meghan’s black, bird poop/lotus dress is intentional.

        It’s a dress with a distinct message. Saying to her haters, the royal family, courtiers, her father’s family and the bully UK press: “even though you shit on me, I still rise like a lotus from the mud. Yes, I mourn the loss, pain and hurt you caused me and my husband, but here I sit and still I rise, telling my truth to the world.” Very powerful, deep message of a strong, scorned but proud woman!

        It’s as intentional as the lemon dress she wore for the Spotify commercial recently, saying: “if you give me lemons, I will make lemonade and thrive. Here I am enjoying my Spotify deal with my loving husband.”

        I love Meghan’s symbolism!

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        What I thought the first time I saw her was that she deliberately wore black because it’s much harder to see how pregnant she is. That, and I think it was a defensive move–she comes across as being very protective of the baby.

      • 2cents says:

        Meghan’s black, bird poop/lotus dress is intentional.

        It’s a dress with a distinct message. Saying to her haters, the royal family, courtiers, her father’s family and the bully UK press: “even though you shit on me, I still rise like a lotus from the mud. Yes, I mourn the loss, pain and hurt you caused me and my husband, but here I sit and still I rise, telling my truth to the world.” Very powerful, deep message of a strong, scorned but proud woman!

        It’s as intentional as the lemon dress she wore for the Spotify commercial recently, saying: “if you give me lemons, I will make lemonade and thrive. Here I am enjoying my Spotify deal with my loving husband.”

        And Meghan even wears Diana’s bracelet. Diana her mother in law who was victimized in the same way, Meghan is signaling that she will follow Diana’s example and tell the truth about her own mistreatment to the world.

        I love Meghan’s symbolism!

      • clomo says:

        Haha, now that you said bird poop that is all I can see. But I think she does look very nice.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Kelley: I don’t know who you’re referring to here and comparing to Samantha Markle, but *no one* in this entire thread said anything to warrant that comment. I just reread the whole thing, and not one commenter was being rude or insulting whatsoever toward Meghan or toward any other CB’er.

        If you were talking about me, I said she looked gorgeous overall, loved that she wore Diana’s bracelet, and criticized the way the embroidery was done on the dress. Also used it as an opportunity to link to some lotus jewelry that I thought could have gone well with her message. And any criticism of the dress is toward the designer, not Meghan.

        Some people loved it. We all love Meghan. We all agreed she should wear whatever she feels most comfortable in for such an important moment. Everyone was perfectly civil. As far as I can see, the only “juvenile” comment was yours, attacking other posters here.

        No one in the thread sounded “bitter” (??) or bashed her in any way — we were mostly just discussing her dress. I don’t know how you’re reading so much negativity into our comments, especially since almost everyone said they liked the dress itself and her choice of color. Most people agree that the lotus flowers were not well done.

        Maybe you should go back and reread some of the cruel, vile, racist lies that Samantha has been spouting about her year after year and rethink your unnecessarily defensive comment to people on one of the only sites on the entire internet that treats her fairly.

    • L84Tea says:

      I’m in the complete opposite. I am in awe of how beautiful she looks here. I love the hair, the makeup, the jewelry. Goddess gorgeous.

      • Moxylady says:

        Same. She looks so stunningly gorgeous. Breath taking. And I love the dress. The simplicity. But also – as far as pregnancy goes
        - it’s hard af to find a good pregnancy dress and this one goes above abs beyond and looks COMFORTABLE. Like she’s just everything.

      • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

        I agree. I found her so pretty I was almost mad at her. If this is the dress she found the most confidence and comfort in, then it’s the perfect dress for this interview

      • UptownGirl says:

        As am I. Look, this is a very emotional interview and no matter what she wears, it’s HER choice!! Let us not become like the RR’s who peck her to death about what she is or isn’t wearing. Meghan looks stunning!! Is it a dress you would have chosen? Maybe not, but we haven’t been viciously smeared by everyone around us, including our own family, and the utter disgusting smear and racist campaign brought on by the grey suits, RR and the press!!

      • Bloemheks says:

        @UptownGirl I like the dress. I do think it’s a bit hypocritical to say we can’t critique Meghan’s clothing and styling while we virtually always do Kate. It seems to be a major element of Royal watching culture.

        Meghan was likely given the dress by Armani or Saks. I predict it will sell out within 24 hours of the interview. It’s currently on pre-order on the Saks website. The Oscar De La Renta in the Spotify teaser was given to her and was also sold by Saks. It sold out almost immediately. Maybe she has an agreement with them.

    • Lizzie says:

      I think it’s a very sophisticated look and she carries it off wonderfully. I am always amazed at the different looks she can pull off.

      • lisa says:

        I like her dress and jewelry but don’t like the raccoon eyes and heavy liner on the bottom. Her makeup has looked much better in the past, even when she was preg. w/ Archie. Her eyes look tiny here, and they’re not!

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ lisa : yes, the all-around eyeliner makes her eyes look smaller and it doesn’t help her look overall. I guess we’ll have to see how it looks in the actual interview. Maybe it is better in a close-up, live action. I think the hair is good and the make-up is very soft and natural. Well suited to this type of very personal interview.

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      She’s 8 months pregnant. One can only look matronly at 8 months.

      • BABSORIG says:

        Huh? 8 months? 😳😳They miscarried in July, non?🥺🥺

      • Jaded says:

        Ummm…how do you know? She miscarried in July, give her a couple of months to recover physically and emotionally, I’d say no more than 6. She has a short torso and pops quite quickly. 🥺🥺

      • L84Tea says:

        I wish I looked that good when I was pregnant. At 5’1″, I looked like a pile of mashed potatoes.

      • Susan says:

        I don’t agree that she’s 8 months pregnant but I have often wondered if she played a little loose with the actual date of the miscarriage. I kinda felt like she was already past first trimester and safe with the second—well third, really—baby before she wrote or published the article. So I am too fried to make the calculation there but you get my point….

      • Isa says:

        Meghan shows early. There was a lot of scrutiny with her last pregnancy. It’s how her body carries a baby and that’s okay.

  2. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    I like the dress, but I wouldn’t have guessed lotus flowers either.

    Not a fan of her jewellery, tho (I don’t mean the meaning of it, I mean just visually it’s not pretty to my eyes).

    • Lorelei says:

      I usually love her jewelry, but am just not crazy about this particular necklace for some reason.

      • ennie says:

        I like my necklaces long, and I like her jewelry style a lot, but she looks good and comfortable, and that’s all she needs. I am not going to overanalize this.
        I like black outfits, I think I look good with that type of eyeliner as long as it Not an 80s look. Her hair looks great, her skin looks great, what else is there?

    • Ash says:

      I’m a fan of wrap dresses in general but those white flowers blend in weirdly with the background, which also has white flowers. While I didn’t catch they were lotus flowers, I did think they were flowers – mainly because my brain seriously thought that, like, a vine of those flowers behind her had fallen on to her shoulder.

    • MF1 says:

      Agree, the dress is pretty. (Maybe not $4700 worth of pretty, but I do like it.) I appreciate that she chose a dark color. It adds to the seriousness of her look, which I think is the right tone for her to strike for this interview.

      And yeah, the necklace doesn’t work with the rest of her look. But maybe she’s wearing it because it has sentimental value?

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I think it represents one pendant per baby, including the one they lost.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I don’t like the dark color and think it’s a lot of dress, but it hides her shape a bit so she can’t be accused of flaunting her bump. She’s generally sitting with her hands in her lap but there was one shot of her holding her tummy and people were freaking out about belly cupping again. I known they’re going to bring this whole bump policing during the interview.

    • Godwina says:

      Well, I mean: Birks, lol.

  3. Snuffles says:

    I think she looks gorgeous. Maybe black is for the Royal Rota’s funerals after this airs.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    It’s not my favorite Meghan look, but I think she wanted to project a more formal, serious and maybe a bit somber look? I think its’ the combo of the long inky dress and the heavily lined eyes that seems a bit too much for a daytime chat in the garden? but it’s clear she is going for a specific look.

    • Amy Bee says:

      But it’s being aired in primetime not on a morning show.

    • Seraphina says:

      OriginalLala, I agree. She is going for a look here and she knows it’s all about optics. Everyone will be soaking in not only her words but every action and facial expression. She knows the game and is quite apt in playing it.

    • Yoyo says:

      It is airing at 8 PM.

  5. Seraphina says:

    I see nothing wrong with Meghan wearing the bracelet so that Diana could be “with them”. Heck, Wills said something of the same when proposing with his late mother’s ring. That was kinda weird. Plus, Diana meant so much to Harry and she struggled in many ways as this couple is right now.
    I will say this, when I find out the price tag on some of the clothing celebs and royalty wear, IMO I find it outlandish – regardless of who is wearing it and who spent the money.

    • Cecilia says:

      You have a point there. I would probably find a similar dress like this for under $100… Meghan looks good (in my opinion) but 4,700 for this (quite simple) wrap dress is too much. Then again. Its her money and she can spend it however she likes

      • VS says:

        @Cecilia — you cannot find such a dress under $100; what you are going to find won’t be even close to Armani in terms of craft or quality.
        I have visited ateliers a couple of times, some of the prices they charge can be ridiculous especially for t-shirts or tennis shoes (I am like come on LOL) but there is no way you can find this level of quality for less than $100….absolutely no way!

      • Cecilia says:

        @VS in the local shops where i live, ive seen quite a few black wrap dresses similar to this one. And yes, under 100$. The quality might not be the same but they look the same

      • VS says:

        the quality is not the same; the details won’t be the same; the craftmanship won’t be the same
        yes at < $100 one can find black wrap dresses; they look the same because a lot of people copy designers. As mentioned in the the devil wears Prada (it is a movie but the saying is correct), designers do indeed start a trend then it is copied everywhere….although a wrap dress is usually associated with DVF.
        Anyway, looking forward to Mar 7th….

      • Seraphina says:

        I have to agree with VS. My mom was a seamstress and while a $100 dress is not the same quality as designer – I still still think their prices are over inflated.

      • Lemons says:

        You may be able to find a similar dress, but it won’t hit the same as the Armani dress. Notice how the fabric flows, there are no wrinkles. The black color is rich, not faded. This is something that you likely won’t find with many fabrics of dresses that are less than $100.

        Personally, I don’t like this look for this interview setting on Meghan. I think she can often miss the mark or miss what I call “situational dressing.” When you see a wide shot of her and Oprah, Oprah is looking casual while Meghan is glam. Even Harry has on a light grey suit and suede shoes. The shot looks weird. Meghan could have toned it down a bit (dressing in a different color) while still looking great.

        But she looks great, and I wish I could look that good.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        These dresses can run $80 and the fabric and stitching doesn’t drop in quality. I’ve bought designer labels and hated the poor quality.
        They’re not immune to stitching errors in mass production because of the name. And end of the day you’re only paying so much because of the name.

        Dress is for a funeral. I’m with many here. This should be about a powerful rebirth. That you cannot break her. Instead it’s just not a great look.

    • Lizzie says:

      I don’t like to judge how people spend their money. Meghan gives a lot to charity and it’s her money so I see nothing to criticize.
      I don’t disagree with your point but there are lots of things that someone might spend more money for instead of a bargain like handbags, shoes, jewelry, perfume or makeup.

    • booboocita says:

      As my mom likes to say of couture, “That’s not a blouse — it’s a house payment.”

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I DGAF about what she’s wearing, it’s what she’s going to say that is important and right now the British press is trying to stop the interview from airing. People may complain that they’re doing an interview with Oprah but they could never do such an interview with any media outlet in the UK because they are part of the establishment.

    • Midge says:

      THIS.

    • Amy Too says:

      I have a feeling it’s going to be less about what Meghan actually says and more about the questions or the framing of the questions from Oprah. I think Oprah is the one who is going to be saying a lot of the hard stuff and making the connections regarding sexism, racism, how the press protects the royal family, how the family didn’t do a lot to help, and is mostly going to be like “This horrible thing happened and it was racist and sexist and no one in the family said anything publicly to refute that story even though they have issued statements about the things that have been printed about themselves that aren’t true. How did that make you feel?”

      • L84Tea says:

        I am with you and said something similar on a post last week. I don’t think Meghan is going to have to say much. It’s the questions coming from Oprah that will spell out all the shennanigans. Just the snippet we’ve seen “Were you silent? Or were you silenced?”…ZING. That question alone is saying so many other things. It was genius having Oprah be the one to do this.

      • Merricat says:

        Yes.

    • one of the Marys says:

      @Amy Bee, how are they trying to stop the interview from being aired? Do you mean in Britain? I don’t go to their sites

      • Amy Bee says:

        They want Harry to tell CBS to pull it from air because his grandfather is in the hospital. Harry has no power to do that and I don’t think he want to anyway. It’s supposed be aired on ITV the next day, let’s see if they will decide to not air it.

      • Jaded says:

        @Amy Bee – I also read that PP may be in hospital for up to 6 more weeks so demanding that they pull the interview out of respect for him is moot.

    • Moxylady says:

      I think she’s this covered up and dressed somberly so that her fashion doesnt “detract”
      From her message or become the focal point. Also. She’s talking about serious things.

      • Looty says:

        Her somewhat somber dress is going to look like a solid choice with the whole “Prince Philip in the hospital” (or worse by airtime) narrative.

    • Lorelei says:

      Wait, what! How are they trying to stop it from airing? The audacity of these people, thinking they have any influence on absolutely anything outside of the cruel little bubble they reside in.

      • My Two Cents says:

        The UK is simply furious that Harry will go ahead with this while his grandfather is in the hospital … that’s the angle they’re going for, how disrespectful of them to air this. Like CBS cares!

      • UptownGirl says:

        My god, the audacity the the men in grey suits as if Harry has the power to stop this. Phillip already has one foot in the grave, and he’s not in the hospital anymore. He’s at a facility to further his treatment and observation.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Exactly and agree 100%!

  7. Sofia says:

    In terms of Meghan looks, I’d probably put it somewhere in the middle. She looks gorgeous and the dress itself isn’t bad but I think it’s a bit heavy compared to the surroundings.

    Maybe dark pastels would have been an alternative?

  8. Midge says:

    She looks incredibly beautiful and the black, silk dress is classic. I think she used to wear more black and wanted to wear more black as a royal but was told she could not.

    • Lorelei says:

      I said yesterday that I love that she’s wearing black— it’s so appropriate considering the subject matter! I just wish the lotus flowers had been executed better.

  9. Harper says:

    I loved it and I imagine Meghan felt good in it. Sometimes you just want to wear black and the white lotus are striking. I was more disappointed in Oprah’s look, TBH.

    • Becks1 says:

      I also think she looks great – I love the center part (according to tiktok center parts are back in style, lmao, but they dont work on me) and the soft curls around her face – its very classic Meghan to me, actually fairly similar to how she wore her hair on her wedding day and in general her early royal days. I love the dress – it is a little somber, but I think she looks good in black and the white stands out.

      But I did see Oprah’s outfit and think, thats what you went with? lol.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I think this was also Oprah’s effort to be like, this is not about me at all, it’s about this couple and the content of the interview…so while she COULD have upped the ante clothing-wise, I think she probably felt that would take away from what should be the main focus. Plus Oprah’s been in and on top of the game long enough that she’s allowed to wear a bathrobe if she wanted to….LOL!

    • tee says:

      Same. Oprah is so casual lol

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes, I so agree about Oprah’s wardrobe choice for this interview–Especially her shoes. Ordinarily, Oprah has such excellent taste and makes savvy wardrobe choices. (Except for the unfortunate flouncy pink dress she wore to Meghan and Harry’s wedding…but then, it was Stella McCartney, so…yeah.)

      I do LOVE the glasses Oprah wore in this interview–the round, brushed-stainless rims. I must find myself some of those!

      PS) I really like Meghan’s styling in the Oprah interview—the little black dress with the white lotus motif on one side, her hair middle-parted and pulled back in a sleek chignon–I think she looked stunning.

    • Godwina says:

      And yesterday it was all about the side part being “back in style” after that incredible Golden Globe look on Anya what’sername from Queen’s Gambit, who indeed looked AMAZING. So apparently the side part was also “out”?

      Centre parts are always in style, and so are side parts (the more so because some people can’t easily torture their hair into one or the other). This debate always confuses me.

  10. cassandra says:

    I find the whole “She’s wearing Diana’s jewelry!” thing rather morbid?

    I’m sure most people think it’s a really sweet gesture. Probably it’s my own weird superstitions coming through. My mom offered me her engagement ring (marriage did not end well) and all I could think was “keep your bad vibe diamonds away from me, thanks.”

    • Sarah says:

      I’ve always felt this way about Diana’s sapphire ring on Kate. It’s bizarre.

      • L84Tea says:

        That ring is the symbol for a loveless marriage at this point!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        That sapphire would be much prettier if the halo were removed and it was flanked by two trillion cut diamonds, jmo.

      • Ann says:

        It will never be Kate’s ring, it will always be Diana’s ring. And if I were Kate, I would welcome the ring for my right hand but want my own ring for my left.

    • Lizzie says:

      Interesting view. I’ve always thought wearing jewelry passed down from loved ones was a privilege.

      • Cecilia says:

        It is if its a symbol of happiness. Diana’s (and now kate’s) engagement ring is not….

      • Merricat says:

        My engagement ring is made of stones from my deceased mother in law’s rings. I do not find it morbid, I was deeply touched by the idea.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think jewelry like a bracelet or earrings is different from the actual engagement ring of a doomed marriage. I do think its weird that William proposed with diana’s ring and that Kate wears it. I wouldnt want to wear that ring, every time I looked down at my hand I would think of what happened to her. But I think something like one of diana’s bracelets or a pair of earrings is different.

      • cassandra says:

        Yeah, my biggest issue is with the sapphire ring. Also the shadiness of William low-key swiping it from Harry is some fun foreshadowing.

        I also think it’s the media’s fixation on Kate and Meghan wearing Diana’s jewelry that bothers me. I’m sure the reporters make it out to be a much bigger deal than Meghan and Harry do.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks ITA. Aside from the sapphire ring, I love when either Meghan or Kate wears something of Diana’s. I had my mother’s engagement ring made into a pendant and I wear that necklace every single day — if I had a daughter, I’d pass it down to her. And this bracelet is especially meaningful since it’s also part of her engagement ring. I don’t understand why people think it’s odd when she wears one of Diana’s pieces, but I guess it’s one of those things that people will always have different opinions about.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        IDK, a stone is a stone. What percentage of the crown jewels were stolen from other nations? Probably a lot. A new setting can do wonders for a family stone.

      • Lizzie says:

        I always thought Diana’s engagement ring should have skipped a generation.

      • Nic919 says:

        That sapphire ring should have been turned into something else. Using the engagement ring of one of the most famous bad marriages is just bad energy. And the next generation hasn’t redeemed it in any way. Just the fact that William thought it was ok to use as is shows that he didn’t really care from the outset.

      • windyriver says:

        Typical William: put as little effort into it as possible, while slyly calculating people wouldn’t notice the lack of thought, because it’s such an iconic ring. Kate probably wanted it, because it was Diana’s, but in any event, after waiting 10 years to get him to marry her, she was unlikely to say no.

        And, as an extra William touch, if the stories are correct, he took something that was supposed to go to his brother.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I personally think it’s fine and a lovely sentiment to wear the beautiful jewelry of your husband’s beloved mother who has since passed away if he wanted you to have it. No different than saving your grandma’s heirloom jewelry for your daughter to keep it in the family. Now wearing the engagement ring that was the hallmark of your in-laws’ doomed marriage? No way. I think it’s totally bizarre that Kate rocks that ring, but it’s probably pretty symbolic of their marriage, as well.

      • Nic919 says:

        I agree. Passing along jewelry across generations is generally a thoughtful act. But engagement and wedding rings have meaning and if the previous relationship was known world wide for being awful, maybe reusing the engagement ring is a bad idea. It always seemed bizarre to me as well the ring would simply be reused. It wasn’t even a historical piece but the biggest one available in the catalogue in 1981. But William not being thoughtful on this was a harbinger of things to come.

      • Harper says:

        Wearing Diana’s ring? Of course Carole, er, Kate said she’d take it! How can you do Diana 2.0 properly without the big blue rock? To me, this just shows how hell-bent Carole was on making Kate the new Princess Di without really thinking everything through. Kate should have thanked Will for the gesture but asked for her own ring. Will could have had Diana’s stone repurposed into something that wasn’t supposed to be a symbol of eternal love that never was.

    • My Two Cents says:

      a spiritual person once told a friend of mine to watch out when buying second hand jewelry, because the original owner’s ‘energy’ may still be on the piece. The more the person wore it and the longer than had it, the more the energetic imprinting. Sooo, it really depends on who owned it and their history. In the case of Diana’s engagement ring, i guess it speaks for itself.

      • Jaded says:

        Good point. As a Reiki practitioner and teacher, I have “cleared” any second-hand jewelry I have to get rid of potential bad energy. I know a lot of people will think “oh dear…Jaded’s gone woo-hoo” but it makes ME feel better about wearing it. For instance, Mr. Jaded gave me a diamond and emerald ring that he’d given his ex-wife many years ago. She didn’t like it and hardly ever wore it (she liked big gobby jewelry and the ring is quite delicate) but when he gave it to me I Reiki’d it and wear it all the time now. I’ve given it my own positive energy. I can’t imagine what Diana’s engagement ring carries by now….

      • Lady D says:

        An ad customer from my newspaper who ran a pawn shop would come in bi-monthly to pay their bill. She constantly wore at least 15-20 rings, all different each time she came in. Her husband wore his share of gold chains and bracelets too. I used to look at those pieces of jewelry and think every single one of those rings has a heartbreaking story behind it. I couldn’t understand how those people could be happy in any way wearing so much human misery.

  11. TeamAwesome says:

    I feel my best in black, so I understand it as a go to color, but I do wish we had gotten some of the colors that she always looks so fabulous in. I saw someone mention the full on eyeliner as a way to draw attention to her eyes, but I feel like it detracts and all you see is eye. liner.

    • Sunday says:

      I saw the eyeliner as a distinct nod to Diana’s eyeliner in that iconic interview.

      Meghan is all about symbolism, and sometimes I think the theory behind her looks work better than the reality: the lotus flower, the eyeliner, Diana’s bracelet, wearing black, a “messy” bun with her signature tendrils – I think she chose all of these things to make a point, and I love and support the point she’s making, but I agree that in practice they’re a heavy contrast to the daytime garden setting. Obviously she looks great in anything, plus she’s pregnant so it’s most important that she’s comfy and feels good in what she’s wearing, but the point still stands.

    • Susan says:

      If you look at Meghan photos from pre-Harry and even the engagement, she’s a big fan of black streamlined, generally unpatterned clothing. I think it’s her default uniform.

  12. Splinter says:

    I assume a lot of thought went into what she would be wearing for this interview. So the choice of a black dress must have been for a good reason. The reason very well could be that this black dress is much less revealing than, say, her lilac blouse from an earlier video. Probably makes her feel more comfortable. Although I am sure the attire should be judged in context of what she is about to reveal in the interview.

    • Snuffles says:

      Yes. I was thinking maybe she wore black because she didn’t want the press to be analyzing her baby bump.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Snuffles that’s a good point— I hadn’t thought about it that way but you’re right.

      • Lemons says:

        @Snuffles, I didn’t consider that, but that’s a very good point!

      • Merricat says:

        ITA

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Snuffles, I said this above and just found your post. I agree.

      • Dl says:

        Yes. My first thought was you really cannot see her size. Like the beautiful pregnancy announcement she is on her back…hard to really tell her size. I felt this was deliberate both times as a nonyabiz to the family and the royal rat Brigade..

  13. carnivalbaby says:

    What struck me though was the cost of the dress. I sometimes think that she would lean into mixing and matching differently priced fashion like Michelle O, but it was interesting that she picked something expensive. Just my thought, but I wonder if its a way to reinforce that we may not have patronages, but we haven’t lost anything else. We’re happy and we’re comfortable.

    • STRIPE says:

      The cost is going to lead to a million comments about “how can they complain about their lives when they are so rich and people are suffering in a pandemic?” so maybe a less expensive piece would have been a better choice if you’re trying to garner sympathy.

      But honestly? That being said, she can’t win with the British press even if she were wearing a burlap sack, so she may as well wear what she wants

      • Cecilia says:

        If they didn’t go for the dress they would have gone for the house. “How can you complain when you live in a 14million dollar mansion” they will always find something to complain about. Might as well give them something to look at.

      • Snuffles says:

        And if she wore something cheap they would speculate that they are struggling with money. She can’t win with them so she should wear whatever she wants.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Cecilia that’s exactly it. They’re going to trash her no matter what, so I’m glad she’s just doing what she wants at this point and spending her money on whatever she chooses.

        It will actually be kind of funny if they bitch about the cost of this dress because for so long, their complaint was that they objected to the cost of her clothing because it was funded by British taxpayers. Now it’s not, so they’ll have to invent a new reason to be outraged. They’re pathetic. She won and they lost.

      • MsIam says:

        They aren’t complaining about their lives, they were complaining about the toxic press and the palace. So they left. Isn’t that what you are supposed to do if you are stuck in a toxic situation, make a change? Harry and Meghan seem happy to be gone now and that’s what is eating the haters alive. The press can cover the ones that are left in the UK, that’s their job. The press are really the ones who are complaining and whining.

    • VS says:

      ” I sometimes think that she would lean into mixing and matching differently priced fashion like Michelle O, but it was interesting that she picked something expensive”

      This is exactly “faux” concerned; she does actually mix it quite well but you never pay attention apparently.
      She still has her patronages like SmartWorks & Mayhew. Misinformation is very dangerous; it is easy to check all these things
      As soon as that video dropped, this dress sold out! I love the dress but probably would have shortened it a bit; my mom couldn’t get her hands on it as it was gone

      • Yoyo says:

        I still remembered when Michelle was roasted for every thing she wore.
        When she did her book tour her clothes were fabulous, a yellow dress with pattern over the knee boots.

      • ABritGuest says:

        This. Her dress in the Corden FaceTime was apparently $29. Apparently the interview wasn’t filmed at their house but the press who don’t want them speaking at all are going to find any angle

    • tee says:

      You say this as if Meghan is wearing $5000 dresses on her Zoom calls. She does quite a bit of mixing. Not to mention this is one of the biggest moments of her life and she’s paying with her own money.

    • Hannah says:

      Same. I didn’t think she would wear such expensive items post-royal life. I think it takes away from the relatable “image” she seeks to project. But it’s hard to feel beautiful when you’re that far along in your pregnancy, and I get that she wants to look her best for such a big interview. Her features do look a bit puffier than usual so she probably wants to distract from that.

      • Yoyo says:

        She looks like a pregnant women there is no hiding that, Edema is normal, during pregnancy your body produces 50% more blood and bodily fluids to meet baby’s needs.

      • Amy Too says:

        I don’t think she’s trying to project a relatable image. I think we assume that because the royals are so “we’re just like you! Normal middle class people! So relatable!” But Meghan never really said any of those things. She IS relatable when people talk to her and meet her and work with her and hear her speak, but I don’t think she’s actively trying to project a false image of “relatability” with things like clothes and hairstyle. She’s being herself. And her personality and her caring are what actually makes her relatable. She IS relatable so she doesn’t have to have to pretend a relatable image.

      • Lizzie says:

        I think she makes her own money and can wear what she wants.

      • Harper says:

        In what life is Meghan allowed to wear designer clothes if she chooses to? She is a very wealthy lady but she couldn’t wear them as a royal without being criticized and apparently, she can’t wear them as a private citizen without being criticized.
        Meghan is one of the most famous women in the world–Jackie O levels of fame. When she shows up, I’m not interested in relatable. I want her to shine and wear designer all day and night if that’s what she wants to do. We all already know that she doesn’t do designer all day long so resign yourself to the fact that, in some cases, Meghan will drop some cash on her clothes and I am here for it.

    • Yoyo says:

      What losing patronages have to do with the cost of her dress, she wore a $30.00 dress on FaceTime with Harry and James.
      Archewell is celebrating Women’s Month, and focusing on women’s charities.

    • one of the Marys says:

      I wonder if the dress is a loaner? When the interview was announced I bet lots of designers wanted to dress her

      • Melissa says:

        That is very likely – especially since she is pregnant and probably won’t wear the dress again. I would guess gift and she won’t be giving it back, but I doubt she paid the retail price of it.

    • Sunday says:

      People in Meghan’s position… well, ethical people in Meghan’s position often make a conscious choice to buy high-end clothing because what’s sold at Macys or [gag] fashion nova or by some influencer on instagram is (usually) incredibly unethical. Not that luxury designers aren’t guilty of some of the same, but most of the time the reason “regular” clothing is so much cheaper is because of sweatshop labor, unsustainable materials, poor manufacturing practices and a larger carbon footprint. So, yes, she has the money and is investing in her clothing in an effort to shop more ethically.

      • Ash says:

        I’m sorry but there is nothing to indicate that this is true. We can project all the good things we want on to Meghan and she has done plenty of things that directly warrant that – but in what world does “buying expensive clothes” automatically equate to “shopping ethically”?

      • Sunday says:

        It doesn’t automatically equate (hence me saying not that luxury designers aren’t guilty of some of the same), but the converse is undeniably true, that what we normal people view as reasonably priced clothes are usually priced as such because of the factors I mentioned. Meghan has gotten negative coverage in the past surrounding a Stella McCartney piece and alleged ties to sweatshops (while other royals have also worn SM and been praised for it, but I digress), so I think it’s reasonable to assume it’s something she’s cognizant of. I do think she picked this piece for a number of factors (particularly the symbolism of the lotus flower), but as the previous comments are all related to the expensive price point of the clothing, I wanted to offer some context. Yes, lots of times the prices are insane and based on name recognition alone, but many times it also involves manufacturing practices, materials, etc and I think that’s important to keep in mind, in general.

      • Ed says:

        Not likey

    • swirlmamad says:

      I think it was kind of an FU to the detractors….like, “I more than do my part to donate to various causes and help those in need, and yet we still have plenty of discretionary income that we’ve worked hard for and want to treat ourselves and our family accordingly, and you can’t say a damn thing about it because I earned every one of these coins MYSELF!” Good for her. Black women can have nice things, too.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        Exactly, and that’s what they’re really mad about! Well, they can stay mad. Meghan has her own bag.

      • Kalana says:

        I think Meghan also just likes clothes on that level and that’s also totally fine. Why buy the fast fashion knockoff instead of the real thing?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Carnivalbaby, I can’t get very worked up about this. How much money did Kate spend on her wardrobe last year–while being at home? And, I wonder how much she has spent already this year. I don’t think Meghan buys a lot of designer clothes to lounge in at home. If she goes big at times, more power to her. Also, if she is buying sustainable clothing–that’s even better.

      • carnivalbaby says:

        Totally feel you, and I agree with pretty much everyone here. It was just a thought.

  14. Belle says:

    I think she chose black because she is pregnant and black does have that slimming effect. Nevertheless, the entire look is heavy and feels a bit out place with the setting.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      This. As a former actress she also knows that the camera can add pounds. Being pregnant she likely wanted to avoid looking bigger than she is. Can you imagine what the British tabloids would have said if she had worn something that made her look fatter? Ugh.

  15. C-Shell says:

    And the vile BM is saying she’s trying to “look royal” with this dress, her hairstyle; another slap at her not staying in her place, as they see it.

    I like the dress. It’s serious, but looks comfortable. I didn’t know the lotus flower lore, but that’s a great, subtle message for this occasion. Her features have softened in a lovely way in this pregnancy, and it really helps convey the anguish Meghan surely felt throughout these horrific years in the crucible.

    I appreciate the fact that Oprah, Meghan and Harry dressed “down” a little for this interview. There will be criticism of every little thing, but no one can accuse them of bringing the Hollywood to this. Well, they might, but that’s just more fiction.

    • Amy Bee says:

      How is trying to look royal when she dress like this when she was a royal and was called too Hollywood?

      • JT says:

        Yeah. I’m not understanding this. She’s trying to look royal. What the hell does that mean? Because from where I’m sitting looking royal means a dowdy coat dress and an ugly ass hat. There is nothing “royal” about this look. I think she looks great and very glamorous. On another note, this dress is already sold out.

      • L4frimaire says:

        @JT, I’m actually not surprised that dress is sold out, even with that very high price. People with discretionary spending have been parking their money since the pandemic, so why not splurge. We were supposed to do a big European trip last year, that was shelved, and doing a big home remodel instead. That dress cost less than the tiles I ordered for 1 1/2 baths, so there’s that.

    • The Hench says:

      The only way to actively “look Royal” is to trot about in a damn crown. Even a tiara doesn’t cut it. The nonsense is off the scale.

      • Lorelei says:

        The hypocrisy!! If she’d worn this dress two years ago, she would have been excoriated for being “too Hollywood.” But now this dress is “too royal?” But wait, aren’t they also whining about how expensive this dress is? I can’t even keep all of the conflicting complaints straight, there are so many of them.

        She will NEVER win with these people and I’m thrilled that she’s clearly out of f*cks to give about their opinions anymore. It started that weekend last March and I’m loving it.

    • Ann says:

      I like the dress fine. I can understand the choice to wear black, because it is both slimming and serious, but to soften it up with flowy lines and a bit of embroidery. I do wish it looked more distinctly like a flower, but oh well. The jewelry is pretty and subtle. I don’t adore it but I don’t really notice it, which maybe is the point. And I like her hair that way. I like it down too, but this is kind of how she wore it for the wedding which I liked and I think it suits the occasion.

  16. Sarah says:

    Meghan approves of what Meghan is wearing that’s the only opinion that matters. Good for her.

  17. Eleonor says:

    It’s not the dress itself, for me those”blob” look like stains, and are a huge NO.
    The rest is impeccable as always.

    • KNy says:

      My first thought was a bird pooped on her shoulder. I wish the dress was just plain black or that the flowers were less abstract.

  18. Ines says:

    The dress. meh, don’t love it or hate it. Her hair though, I love. I think she looks beautiful. I can’t wait to watch this!

  19. Yoyo says:

    People forgot her Shoes, the dress is silk, black is very concealing, Meghan and her belts.
    Saw this dress on a model, very nice, handkerchief hem.
    Gail King said this interview was done at a friend’s house, didn’t say if it was a friend of
    Meghan’s or Oprah’s, smart move to film at Sussexes place.

  20. Cecilia says:

    Personally, i wanted her to come in full hollywood glam with big hair and a bold red lip. But she looks nice and sophisticated. And this dress is probably the most comfortable on her right now because of the babe in her belly

  21. STRIPE says:

    I love the dress even if it is black! I think the white flowers make it feel lighter. She looks stunning.

    However, I am already seeing the inevitable “how dare Meghan complain about her life from her $14m house in a $5k dress when people are suffering in a pandemic!!!” comments/articles. So, was this potentially an unforced error in terms of optics?

    On the other hand, as we know she’s damned if she does damned if she doesn’t, so she may as well wear what she wants.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think we are definitely going to hear those comments – about how dare she complain – but I think she purposely chose a designer gown to send the message that she doesnt need the royal family’s money, she’ll buy her own designer gowns, TYVM and that she’s not backing down from the criticism.

      • Lorelei says:

        Yet just a few months ago, Charles was throwing a fit about The Crown. Was he criticized for publicly complaining about something so trivial *from one of his palaces* while people are suffering in a pandemic?

        It’s so predictable and infuriating that everyone else in that vile family can do and say whateverTF they want, but only Harry and Meghan get the heaps of criticism.

    • tee says:

      I think it’s sick that people expect her to play this racist and sexist game where she’s doomed to lose and be gaslighted anyway. What’s an unforced error when the game is already rigged against you.

      • Yoyo says:

        So lay down and play dead.

      • Bren says:

        Exactly. When Meghan gave a brief interview in South Africa while wearing a $50 wrap dress, the critics wrote how dare she complain about her mental health and not consider the plight of the South African people.

    • MsIam says:

      That’s the crazy thing. The Sussexes are doing this interview, at least imo, to say they are happy NOW, in their own house on their own terms and not dealing with the toxic press. They are not whining. They did what a lot of folks who don’t the have the ability or the means or even the guts to do. They packed up and left. Princess Margaret sounded terribly unhappy in her life but stuck it out and even Diana didn’t immediately jump ship when she was miserable. There is a video on Facebook of Fergie being interviewed about her press treatment and she was miserable but she didn’t leave, she was thrown out. The Sussexes walking away on their own two feet is pretty remarkable.

      • L4frimaire says:

        This right here. They will not wallow in the past and want to pivot forward. Meanwhile, the royals are still griping and lying about 2018/2019 and will be griping about it for the next decade.

  22. Busyann says:

    Chic funeral vibe for the death of the BRF? Hahaha. I kid.

  23. tee says:

    It’s def not what I expected, nor is it my fave look, but she looks good and hopefully she chose something she felt comfortable in.

  24. StephB says:

    My first assumption to seeing the black dress was she intentionally read the room. With so many horrible things going on in the world she probably doesn’t want to appear tone deaf in the face of a global pandemic, vaccine fears, and racial tensions.

    • Yoyo says:

      Or could it be the dress she felt most comfortable in that day, baby Sussex probably sent a warning, if you’re to be sitting for 2 hours, you better make sure I’m able to do my somersaults.

  25. MellyMel says:

    I think she and the dress look pretty. But I’m someone who could wear black all year long, even in the spring, so I don’t see the big deal. She’s also pregnant, so I’m sure she wanted to be comfortable and maybe cover how pregnant she actually is.

    • Amy Too says:

      Also, it’s not spring yet. This was filmed in mid-late February. That’s still winter. It looks like spring because they live in Southern California and it’s gorgeous all the time, but this is an appropriate work outfit to wear for an interview taking place in winter during the evening which is when it will air.

      • MellyMel says:

        I’m aware it’s not spring yet and what the weather is like, thanks!

      • Amy Too says:

        I wasn’t suggesting you didn’t, I’m sorry if that wasn’t clear. I was using your comment about wearing black year around, even in the spring, as a jumping off point to talk about criticism I’ve seen that she should be wearing something pastel or something bright because it would be more “springy.” If she wants to wear black in spring, that’s fine, but it’s not actually spring anyways, it what I was trying to say.

  26. Jay says:

    I love a wrap dress, but this one seems sort of heavy and not bringing a lot to her face, especially when I think about how amazing she looks in jewel tones. Imagine if this dress were rich burgundy or teal? Royal purple? Even navy?

    Maybe she chose black so as to not be a distraction. Or, possibly, she dgaf and will wear whatever she likes now!

  27. Who ARE these people? says:

    She experienced loss in a miscarriage last summer. The theme of rebirth may refer to that. In addition, she wrote an essay linking that loss to our wider losses in the pandemic. This dress was a thoughtful pick.

  28. MsIam says:

    To me she looks very serene and “queen of my castle”. I love it! If the rumors are true that Oprah filmed over two days, then this may be the more serious part with Harry so she glammed up a little. I would like to see some “day in the life” scenes too, if possible but I know they want to guard their privacy as much as they can. As for the price of clothing, I think this is what, the second or third time we’ve seen her dressed up since they left? When they went to the Homeboys and to the day care center, they wore jeans and shirts. Other events, Meghan wore nice shirts and pants. We haven’t really seen them that much this year, its just that there is always a constant barrage of articles and opinion pieces every time they pop up.

    • Sunday says:

      Yes, this is my theory as well, that there will be at least two (and maybe multiple) parts filmed so that they have different looks, settings, and themes in each.

  29. Steph says:

    I like the dress. It doesn’t look funeral-ly at all to me. I like the hair. I don’t like the necklace. I would have gone a different route with the makeup. Softer eyeliner and a dab of clear gloss would have looked better.

  30. Vanessa says:

    When Meghan was a working royal every thing she wore the prices were made out to be tripled the prices everyone had a opinion how much she should spent because the tax player were paying for her clothes . Now she no longer a working royal people are still police how much she spends it’s her damn money she can buy whatever she wants it her money she earned . Why do people think it’s ok to police what Meghan wears or how much she spends I never see this much concerning Troll when it comes to how much kate spends on her zoom calls . Why do people think it’s ok to police how much money black people spend that they earned it’s asinine that people on here are telling a woman who relentlessly bullied for four years with some of the most vile racist abuse that’s she can’t spend money on designer clothing she should do this as if that would help in anyway .

  31. Petra says:

    Good for her! Girl, spend you hard earned money.

  32. Annalise says:

    I usually love love love Meghans fashion choices (I still will occasionally look up and STARE at the pics from the farewell tour. Only then did I understand the meaning of “revenge dressing”). I do find myself wishing she would do a side part more often ( omg when she and Harry were still in the UK she constantly did those awful, severe middle parts pulled back into a tight bun and I think she started wearing that all the time b/c a couple idiots criticized her loose front locks at her wedding but my God im so glad she’s back to the messy bun) however, this dress is GIANT snoozefest.

    • Lady D says:

      “I still will occasionally look up and STARE at the pics from the farewell tour. ” I do the same Annalise. That blue dress in the rain, just wow.

  33. Elaine Stritch says:

    Aside from very specific, styled ensembles (that fab green dress, the red gown with his military garb) I often feel like Harry and Meghan aren’t the best at coordinating their wardrobes for publicity. There is always a bit of a miss, vibe-wise- like their engagement photos. Her dress was way more formal than his suit, the palette was a bit off… Not a big deal, just a funny thing I’ve noticed. They both like what they like I suppose!

    • MsIam says:

      I think Harry doesn’t give a damn about clothes. He gives off a very “my dude” vibe. Clothes seem like they are more like a necessary evil to him and when he’s wearing a suit, it seems like he’s fiddling with the buttons or the pockets. Some folks are like that, my hubby just announced he is never wearing a tie again, unless its to a funeral.

  34. Libellule says:

    I like her dress. I would wear it myself if it cost 5% of the pricetag. I don’t like the make up though, I think her eye makeup is too heavy and makes her eyes looks small. Her skin is gorgeous. She has this pregnancy glow

  35. Annalise says:

    I can’t seem to reply to VS so I’m just putting this in a regular comment oh well;

    Designers are not ALWAYS the one to start a trend. In fact, I think the DESIGNERS are usually the ones copying

    • Elizabeth says:

      The amount of fancy expensive designers who’ve stolen from indigenous and Black culture is stunning. (YSL!) People just simply haven’t cared. Devil Wears Prada was a parody and a comedy, not a serious movie.

  36. Coco says:

    How dare the Sussexes wear actual clothes when the Cambridges make all their many, many zoom calls wearing hair-shirts under sackcloth and ashes!

    • MsIam says:

      And if course, its always their re-worn sack cloths and ashes because they are so very frugal!

  37. JT says:

    I don’t understand that hate that many of you have for middle parts. So she’s only allowed to wear a side part or slicked back? Oh actually she can’t wear slicked backed because then it’s too “severe.” Maybe she should have some loose tendrils? Nope can’t do that here either because you all think it’s “too messy.” It’s her hair and there are only so many ways you can part it.
    My goodness.

    Also Meghan was wearing designer gear before Harry. She wore many high quality, expensive items before her marriage and she shouldn’t have to change that afterwards. Meg also wears plenty of affordable items to as can be seen not only in her zoom calls, but before, after, and during her royal tenure. Remember she’s been wearing Cartier before she got the Diana watch. Why does she have to dress cheaply for some of you? Angelina Jolie is extremely charitable but those sacks dresses aren’t made by the Gap. It’s Meghan’s money and she shouldn’t have to apologize for it, especially as it’s not taxpayer funded.

    • TJE says:

      @JT THANK YOU! Reading all the comments talking about the price of the dress makes me cringe because Meghan was wearing designer pre-Harry. She shouldn’t have to stop especially if she can afford it. If she wore something cheaper, there’d be articles about how they’re “living larger than life” and can’t buy decent clothes. She’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t.

      • JT says:

        For real though. People forget that Meghan was a self made millionaire when it’s convenient. She doesn’t have to wear Forever 21 to be charitable. Chica had her own money and was already living a lavish lifestyle before Harry. She was already in the prince’s circle, she didn’t have to insert herself.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I remember a photo of her shoe closet in Toronto from her Tig days. Swoon worthy, very high end brands, and would put Carrie Bradshaw to shame. She had very nice things before Harry, flew private jets before Harry, worked with charities and gave speeches before Harry, had her own contacts before Harry. She’s still earning money from Suits to this day. I think an Armani dress is in her budget.

  38. vertes says:

    Her upper lip looks fuller than it used to. Injections? She’s lovely & the dress is meh but whatever they want is fine.
    I wouldn’t wear anything with a weird applique on one boob but I wouldn’t pay $4700 for a dress either.

    • Merricat says:

      She’s pregnant, so her face is fuller. She’s pregnant, so unlikely there are injections into her upper lip. Also, that is not an applique.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      …Or maybe her lips are fuller because she’s pregnant? The simplest and most common sense answer, yet you felt the need to jump to “injections”. This isn’t Kate you’re talking about here 🙃

    • Yoyo says:

      Why would she wait until she is pregnant to get lip injects? Her whole face is plump, did she inject her face also.
      It your choice what you spend your money on.

    • Jaded says:

      Because she’s pregnant….duh.

      She looks stunning, she’s free.

    • Emmitt says:

      You probably can’t pay for a $4700 dress either. Most of us can’t. Meghan can, and as long as she’s not asking me to pay for her wardrobe…and she’s not…she can wear whatever she likes.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Her upper lip looks fuller because she’s pregnant. Her face and bust are fuller too. I see you and your birther nonsense peeking out under your hood. Go have a chai latte and relax.

  39. aquarius64 says:

    Meghan looks great and I bet Meghan has a lot of Diana’s jewellery in an American bank vault; and because Meghan is heir to the jewels of one of the most iconic women of the worlds they are as priceless as the Crown Jewels. Meghan could be wearing sack cloth and ashes and there would still be complaints. This is Diana’s black revenge dressing 2.0.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Interesting fact: not all banks cover/guarantee safety of their safe deposit boxes, which are housed in vaults.

  40. swirlmamad says:

    I actually like that she went more reserved and simple for this. If she wore some flashy or super fashionable ensemble, she runs the risk of being accused of being a peacock and taking the moment to be like “look at me!” and making more about the fashion and how she looks rather than her words and the interview itself. She looks lovely and like a healthy pregnant lady. I’m here for it.

  41. Elizabeth says:

    How can they know it’s Diana’s bracelet and not simply a different diamond (pearl?) bracelet? Lol. I know some of her jewelry was very distinctive but this one doesn’t seem very obvious to me?

    • Yoyo says:

      Because William leaked it.

    • Lady D says:

      I wonder that too, sometimes.

    • Paisley25 says:

      Meghan’s been wearing this diamond bracelet since Fiji 2018. Harry and William inherited their mother’s jewelry. It matches a bracelet Diana wore in the 1990’s. It alternates big diamond, little diamond. Charles also gave Meghan a new Cartier diamond tennis bracelet that had diamonds of the same size.

      Jewelry watchers keep an eye out for what Kate and Meghan wear because Diana had a ton of good jewelry and most of it hasn’t been seen in public yet.

  42. Margaret says:

    I love the look period.

  43. Merricat says:

    The dress looks comfortable, slimming, seasonally appropriate, and suitably serious for the occasion. She is allowed to be wealthy and to spend her own damn money on herself, especially since she balances that level of self-care with service. How dare she.

  44. Likeyoucare says:

    You do you, meghan. I’m rooting for you.

  45. Liz version 700 says:

    The look on Meghan’s face is amazing. The “smile while the world attacks you” face is gone and the iron steel “I survived” face is in its place. I am so glad they didn’t break her.

  46. Godwina says:

    Y’all know I don’t feel the love for any of the royals and don’t get the idolatry of these two one-percenters (who, mark my words, WILL disappoint), but how can anyone fault Meghan’s look? She is freaking stunning! (and probably got the dress for free anyway, like big celebs do for big camera events).

    • Jaded says:

      Gosh…someone took their bitter pill this morning…

    • greenleaf says:

      Agreed. She has faced racism and sexism and persevered, and that’s great, but I just can’t get on board. Mainly because I find Harry problematic. She’s the one who technically “married up,” but she’s the only one of the two that earned anything based on talent and not a birthright. I just can’t with any of the monarchy stuff.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Funny you should say that but Harry is the one who said, from his own mouth, that on meeting her, he felt he had to “up his game” to feel worthy of her. So……..

      • Jaded says:

        I really hate the term “married up”. That oozes classism and racism. She was an accomplished actress, philanthropist, ran a great website, she was the whole package. It’s Harry who “married up” in my opinion and his. He was born into royalty and although he was doing great things with his military career, Sentabale, Invictus, etc., he was doomed to a life of royal duty. Along came Meghan and his eyes were opened to the hypocrisy and stifling atmosphere of the BRF. He was lucky to have met her and they’re both living a fulfilling life of service, REAL service, not just cutting ribbons and attending swish events.

      • Godwina says:

        And some of the people she ran with while she lived in Toronto in her Suits days are icky, so more than one problematic link. One too many for me. But every time someone calls her less than gorgeous? my jaw drops.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @godwina you are cracking me up with these constant insults towards Meghan, but in the same vein trying to make it look like you’re not bashing her by admitting what an attractive woman she is. Not a good look.

  47. Genxjules says:

    She is so pretty and in general I love her style. This dress though. The flowers look like bird poop to me.

  48. Mel says:

    Anyone else getting TWIN vibes…

  49. Liz version 700 says:

    I still can’t believe one child and one wife wasn’t enough to take Hary leaving seriously. But a second kid oh now it is real.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Monticeto Baby was conceived and most likely be born in the US. THAT’S when it sunk in.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Yep. It blows my mind that up till last month they still thought they could get him to ditch his family and come back to their meds. But I agree the CA baby seems to have been the final moment

    • L4frimaire says:

      Did they actually think that? They really are delusional over there. Like I think buying the house was a bit of a prelude but this pregnancy finally made it real did them. The fact that they were hoping Harry would return alone shows how ill-intentioned they always are.

  50. EliseM says:

    My question is, because I know zero about the fashion world, how do they (writers) come up with, “the lotus flower means” and “she wanted Diana with her”.. I look at what someone is wearing and think ” oh, nice” or ‘ I wouldn’t be caught dead…”. Analyzing the minute details like that is odd to me .How do they KNOW that she wore something for a particular reason without hearing her say it? Do the stylist share info with the writers?

    • L4frimaire says:

      I find this over analysis a bit too much. Maybe she just liked the dress and wanted to look nice.

  51. smee says:

    Empire waist and v-neck is very flattering on her pregnancy shape body. I like the bold floral in one area as well; the understated jewelry works.

    She looks serene but not entirely comfortable, probably bc she has to discuss the past they’ve left behind. I look forward to their post-Mexit, post-pandemic story.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Don’t really like the dress but agree the neck and waistline very flattering. She does look lush and prettily pregnant. She is so demonized by the UK press so that when you actually see her and hear her speak, there is often a double take moment. That clip of her looks so serious but I’m sure it won’t be all that and there will be smiles as well.

  52. lucylee says:

    She is neat, clean and not obscene. What she is saying is more important and her attire is almost like a tabula rasa. There is little to distract from what she will be saying.

  53. SMS says:

    I usually love her style, she’s especially great in solid colors with clean lines. She has none of Kate’s fussiness, more like a sophisticated California Girl. Would have liked it a lot more if the dress was navy and with different shoes and toned down eye makeup. As it is she looks oddly formal for a daytime meeting in a garden and in comparison to Oprah and Harry.

  54. Lucy says:

    I wish she’d picked a dress with a giant rose on each boob. Just to remind everyone of Wills rose issue 🌹🙃
    Also, she’s not Kate who is apparently sending coded messages with her clothes. She talks with her actual voice and says words, so I don’t think we need to read a ton into her wardrobe choices.

  55. NJ says:

    Meghan looks intense and glamorous. The black dress, eyeliner and pumps are striking and dramatic. The black attire contrasts purposefully with the greenery in the background as well as it makes her stand out from Oprah and Harry next to her. Very intentional fashion choice there. IMO. So dramatic and striking.

  56. Andrea says:

    I think her face and hair are perfection. Not really feeling the dress. I agree the black is a bit stark and the lotus to me looks like bird poop. I would have loved to see her in a pastel or more vibrant spring color. It’s kind of a meh dress for what it cost but still a million times more interesting than anything Kate wears.

  57. Brene says:

    I am not a good writer…. But I was wondering does Duchess Meghan …. Using Her real title…. Cradle her baby to feel the heartbeat ❤ ? I know nothing bout pregnancy.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Ok, I’ll bite. A vey middle school question ,lol. I can’t remember feeling the heartbeat but it definitely hears yours. Babies kick, and sometimes your hands go there when you feel it. It’s very reassuring. Also, the belly gets in the way a lot but makes a nice resting place for your hands. It feels nice to feel it moving around in there, until you see the shape of a foot on your stomach or have them press down hard on your bladder. It’s not a big deal and just something you do, like craving foods you wouldn’t usually eat.

  58. Courtney B says:

    Love if the necklace is for the three pregnancies. I have three children, lost three and have a necklace like that as well as a pin. Love the bracelet and the fact it’s obviously so sentimental and important to Harry that he used part of it for the ring too. Like the dress in general though not the white whatever-it-is. Comfort is vital late in a pregnancy. I wish it wasn’t black though, even if black dresses are my own favorite. I get wanting a dark, serious color and, if so, she should’ve gone for a deep plum or violet. It not only would stand out better but purple is the color of royalty and THAT would’ve made some heads explode. Lol Plus Harry is in a more springlike suit and color. not a huge fan of the hair—I’ve seen her do this look better. She looks so pretty with her hair down as well like in the phone footage on Cordon.she’s wearing a good bit of makeup but looks good. There’s nothing clownish about it and her skin looks lovely.

  59. Monica says:

    Meg is giving me a “Liz Taylor in her megastar days” vibe and I’m liking it.

  60. L4frimaire says:

    I don’t like this dress.it’s too drapy and drags me down. It’s a little dramatic and kinda goth.The lemony Oscar de la Renta would have been better. More optimistic. This looks like something Norma Desmond from Sunset Blvd would wear. It looks so aging and dark. Not my favorite look.

  61. Nibbi says:

    She looks amaaaaaaaaazing and damn this is some television I seriously can’t wait to see.
    Was too young to know anything about Diana’s bombshell tv interview back in the day.

  62. TeeMajor says:

    She looks pretty to me, she’s pregnant and glowing! Its about them not us.

  63. Dee Kay says:

    Isn’t the black dress to Diana’s black ensemble in the famous Panorama interview? https://people.com/royals/princess-diana-bbc-panorama-interview-biggest-bombshells/ Black blazer, white shirt, black tights. Meghan is echoing that look here with the long black dress and white detail on the shoulder. And if she’s wearing Diana’s bracelet, it doubles down on the callback.

    • Chartreuse says:

      Deekay, and the eye-liner. I thought same.

      Even if there’s no symbolism, she looks beautiful. I find the black formal for a garden setting but it’s her choice

  64. Delphine says:

    As someone who was raised Buddhist I’ve seen a lot of lotus flowers. Whatever is on her dress looks nothing at all like lotuses.

  65. Anna says:

    Wow, some commenters here…you’d think this was the DailyFail… :(
    My two cents is she looks breathtakingly beautiful and the dress is gorgeous and lovely on her along with beautiful choices in jewelry.

    • Delphine says:

      I didn’t mean to imply that I didn’t like the dress or that she doesn’t look amazing. I just don’t think the flowers look like lotuses.

  66. Watson says:

    She looks great. Don’t understand the hate for a black dress that looks comfortable and elegant. She can sit and let her preggo belly do it’s thing without unnecessary comments about her body, something that was done cruelly when she was pregnant with Archie.

    As to the criticisms of cost? I don’t see why anyone cares seeing as they are literal millionaires. The are NOT like us, and that’s ok because their money is not funded by tax payers! So spend away, Duchess! You earned it!

  67. Cami says:

    Don’t her eyes have some gray/blue to them here?

  68. Jessie says:

    Why isn’t my comment approved?